Try it and see.
Brief question about coconut flour. For the past few months I've been working to lose around 8 lbs, and did it by eating very strictly (basically just meat, eggs, veggies, a little fruit). Now that I'm just trying to maintain, I'm looking to add a little variety.
I've been wanting to try making some things with small amounts of coconut flour (I probably wouldn't eat more than 3 tbsp per day on average). I don't have a problem with binging on baked goods or anything like that -- I'm very good at having "just one," or will incorporate treats into my overall calorie count and compensate by eating less later in the day.
Am I going to totally screw up all of my hard work this way? I wanna stay cut, and if that means continuing to count calories, that's fine... but does coconut flour in itself negatively impact body composition?
Try it and see.
Try it and see. I could not eat 3T coconut flour a day, LOL that is NOT a "small amount" in my opinion. But I guess everything is relative. I can use Coconut Flour for breading stuff or in meatballs, once in a GREAT while. Any more than that and I get inflamed. I don't think I gain fat from it, but I sure as hell bloat up.
5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120
"Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST!"
I think you're entering into the age-old Primal questions about processing, carbs, fat, etc... i.e. if a food is processed, but low-carb, will it hinder your progress?
You'll probably get different responses on this. I say if your calories and macros are in-check, you should be okay. But again, I fully expect some people to disagree.
It comes down to calories. If you're adding a ton of calories from coconut flour than you won't maintain your weight. There isn't anything inherent about coconut flour though that'll make you gain.
It sounds like you have a pretty good handle on your appetite and what you need to lose/maintain your weight. I don't think you'll have any problems.